Epi 216 BJJ in Cyprus with Black Belt Nick Unander

This week we have an interview with Nick Unander. Nick is a friend and former coach of Joe. Nick has been training martial arts since 1986. You can find Nick teaching and training BJJ in the island paradise of Cyprus.

We talk about:

  • His start in martial arts (Tae Kwon Do)
  • His first experience with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Make Jiu-Jitsu a career
  • Doing early MMA matches
  • Opening a martial arts school
  • Moving and opening new BJJ schools
  • Training under Marcelo Alonso
  • What new students should focus on learning
  • What he looks for in a blue belt
  • Blue belt blues (blue belts that quit training)
  • His thoughts on compeititon
  • His phrase Jiu-Jitsu will either take you, make you, or break you


Quote of the week: “Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.” Arthur Helps

Article of the week: Overcoming Fear in BJJ











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